The antelopes are ‘relatives’ of sheep, goats, and buffalo – all bovines – and share several characteristics with them: large size, males with horns, and herbivorous food. On this page, we will give you the antelopes coloring pictures. Have Fun.
The term ‘antelope’ can be somewhat imprecise, as although it refers to the antilopinae subfamily, it is often used to refer to other genera such as oryx or Hippotragus. In short, it is used to describe all bovines that are not cows, sheep, or goats.
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The different species of antelopes – there are about 100 – differ from each other by two specific characteristics: behavior and size. In terms of height, some reach 30 centimeters and others almost two meters. The weight is variable; however, in most cases, it ranges between 600 and 700 kilos.
In terms of their physical characteristics, we can indicate that they have hollow bony hooves and horns, unlike deer that have massive antlers. The antlers – extensions of the skull – can measure up to one and a half meters and grow spiral.
Besides, they are characterized by their horizontal pupils, and by their long and slender legs -very powerful- that allow them to run fast or to take strides, either to escape from danger or to provide themselves with food.
Some species are even adapted to live among rocks and boulders in the high mountains, and others can jump more than two meters to reach leaves on top of trees.
Most antelope species are native to the African continent. However, some also inhabit Asia and North America – introduced for hunting in the state of Texas – as they are adapted to various habitats and ecosystems.
We can also find them in cold or arid environments, such as the desert, also in rugged environments, or even in semi-aquatic habitats.
It should be noted that forest antelopes are sedentary animals; the others undertake long mass migrations – like gazelles and wildebeests – in search of rain, food, and shelter.